Key to competitive intelligence
Do you know what you know? If you’re a large company with offices around the globe, and a recent takeover under your belt, you may not have a clue about your collective corporate information. That’s the very information that could protect you from a threat or give you the leg up on the competition.
Since spinning off from Metals Economics Group in 2001, Halifax-based Coemergence, Inc. has been developing an innovative software solution (ACIS) that allows professionals to capture, access and explore that information and channel it to the people who need it.
“This has nothing to do with corporate espionage or violating confidences,” Coemergence founder and CEO Michael Chender points out. He likens ACIS to a “virtual water cooler” where news and gossip can be input and coded, directing it to those with a special interest, who may be in a separate department or another location. “The key innovation here is the human part,” says Chender. “You can figure out ahead of time the main things you need to know, based on experience. Your competitive advantage is seeing those windows of opportunity and moving very quickly.”
The company has just launched ACIS 5.0. The solution’s new features enhance its ability to integrate into the workflow process and allow users to target and explore a broader and more detailed view of their business environment.
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